The Farmer And The Chef

Feature | NR | 70 min


San Jose Repertory Theatre Sun, Mar 9, 2014 7:30 PM
San Jose Repertory Theatre Sun, Mar 16, 2014 4:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael T. Whalen
Producer:Michael T. Whalen
Nicole C. Whalen
Screenwriter:Michael T. Whalen
Music:Casidhe McClone & The Citrus Sound
Cinematographer:Michael T. Whalen
Editor:Michael T. Whalen
Cast:David Kinch
Cynthia Sandberg


The fairytale of a prize-winning chef and his hard-working farmer.

With lush, sweeping views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and close, intimate shots of expertly plated dishes, director Michael Whalen brings to light the journey of a farm alongside an award-winning restaurant. People around the world know Manresa by its stellar reputation, but few know of Love Apple Farms, the biodynamic farm that almost exclusively provides Chef David Kinch with produce and inspiration. Cynthia Sandberg, the eponymous farmer, details her transition from lawyer to proprietor of an 80-acre project nestled in the Santa Cruz hills, while Kinch tells the story of how they began their now inseparable partnership.